Tuesday, March 01, 2011

SPORTS >> Cabot swimmers place in finals

Leader sports editor

Cabot’s girls finished sixth and the boys wound up 16th at the Arkansas high school state swimming and diving championship at UALR’s Donaghey Natatorium on Saturday and Sunday.

Bentonville’s girls and boys tallied a respective 380 and 330 points to win the state championship in both divisions.

Cabot’s girls finished with 128 points and the boys had 35.

The Lady Panthers’ strength was their relay teams. They finished fifth in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:07.94, sixth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:53.26 and sixth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 4:13.04.

Cabot’s highest individual finishers were Megan Owens and Emily Grigsby, who came in seventh and eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. Owens posted a time of 1:00.28 and Grigsby finished in 1:00.48.

Grigsby was 13th in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.26 seconds.

Emkay Myers swam the girls’ 200-yard individual medley in 2:30.50 for 10th and teammate Ashley Weaver was 13th with a time of 2:39.51. Cabot’s Ashley Weaver swam the 100-yard backstroke in 1:11.98 to take 14th.

The Lady Panthers’ Jenni Vaughn swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:25.51 to finish 16th.

Cabot’s John Santiago was Cabot’s best boys finisher with a time of 1:06.82 in the 100-yard breaststroke, good for 10th, and he swam the boys 200-yard IM in 2:18.36 to take 11th place. The Panthers’ Seth Fox was 15th in 2:22.15.

Fox was 15th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.62. The boys 400-yard relay team was 12th in 3:53.15

Searcy’s girls finished 11th with 65 points. Carly Wills swam the 50-yard freestyle in 26.83 seconds to take ninth and she was 10th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 1:02.19. The Lady Lions’ Allison Greene was eighth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:43.84.